14 Parks in Norway that you should visit - With photos & details

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14 Parks to explore in Norway

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.

BymarkaTrondheim Municipality, Norway

Bymarka is located on the west side of Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway and is popular for both winter and summer activities such as cross country skiing and hiking. This large park and nature reserve on the west side of the city of Trondheim in Trøndelag county, Norway.

Ekebergparken Sculpture ParkKongsveien 15, 0193 Oslo, Norway

A beautiful park that combines its long history, beautiful nature, stunning views, and impressive sculptures in a unique way.  The artworks that are spread around the whole park are internationally renowned artists like Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Dan Graham, Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst, and Roni Horn.  There are also traces of Oslo’s long and diverse history in the park, from rock carvings and ruins from the stone age to cemetery's that date back to 900-400 BC.

Frogner ParkKirkeveien, 0268 Oslo, Norway

It contains the well-known Vigeland installation- a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains.

GamlehaugenGamlehaugen, Bergen, Norway

Gamlehaugen is a mansion in Bergen, Norway, and the residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in the city. Gamlehaugen is framed by a beautiful English-landscaped park, adorned with a lush, varied selection of shrubbery, flowers, and trees. The entire first floor of Gamlehaugen is open to the public as a museum devoted to the memory of Christian Michelsen, the first Prime Minister of Norway.

Jostedalsbreen National Park CenterSandvik, 6799 Oppstryn, Norway

Jostedalsbreen Nationalpark center is one of the three visitor's centers in Jostedalsbreen National Park. The main building at the Centre was constructed in a manner similar to Viking longhouses where pillars rather than the walls are supporting the roof.

Langedrag Nature Park3544 Tunhovd, Norway

The nature park is known for its collection of various old livestock breeds and wild animals from the Norwegian fauna. Visitors experience exciting predator mammals like wolves and European lynxes, in addition to reindeer, moose, muskox, etc.

Ramme GaardRammeveien 90, 1545 Hvitsten, Norway

Ramme Gaard is an organic farm and country estate, located in Viken, Norway. It is developed as a working farm on organic principles from its inception, the Baroque garden which is open to the public features sculptures, ponds, fountains, and cascades.

Ravnedalen SceneRavnedalen, 4616 Kristiansand, Norway

A beautiful valley which has been praised for its beautiful outdoor scene, its wide range of artists in the summer, plenty of wildlife and not least Café Generalen which has recipes 100 years back in time. The park was constructed as a romantic garden, in a valley with dramatic cliffs and waterfalls. A dam fointaine was built with natural pressure support from the nearby lake Baanetjønn.

Ringnes Park Museum, EKEBERGRingnes Park Museum, EKEBERG, Kongsveien 23, 0193 Oslo, Norway

A park with amazing views of Oslo and thought-provoking sculptures.

Sofienberg ParkSofienberggata 14, 0558 Oslo, Norway

The biggest park in the Grünerløkka area is a popular recreational area for the locals, especially the younger generations. The park has table tennis tables and a fun playground for the kids. In the middle of the park lies Sofienberg church. The park was originally a cemetery, inaugurated in 1858, but many people were critical to having a cemetery in a central and densely populated area.

Sverd i fjellMøllebukta, 4044 Hafrsfjord, Norway

The three swords commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872 when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings.

Thunder Coaster1407 As, Norway

Thundercoaster is Norway's only wooden roller coaster Manufactured by Dutch manufacturer Vekoma. Thundercoaster's track is 950 meters in length and features a maximum drop of 32 meters at an angle of 57.4 degrees.

Tjuvholmen Sculpture ParkStrandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway

Tjuvholmen skulpturpark is a sculpture park in the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of Frogner borough in Oslo, Norway. It is close to Aker Brygge. The art museum was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, who also designed the sculpture park. The park's concept was developed in conjunction with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Tøyen ParkHelgesens gate 90, 0563 Oslo, Norway

Tøyen Park is a park in Oslo, Norway. It is located behind the Munch Museum and includes the University of Oslo Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Gardens is home to both the Geological and Zoological museums. There is also a water park that features a swimming hall and several open-air pools along with a waterslide and sauna. It is a popular recreation area and it attracts a lot of birdwatchers.